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Friday, September 23, 2016

Carl E. Wetzel (September 22, 2016)

Carl E. Wetzel, age 85 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 9:00 AM Thursday September 22, 2016 at his residence. Carl was born July 1, 1931 in Arcanum, Ohio and the son of the late Jasper E. and Mary H. (Fisherbach) Wetzel.

He retired April 1, 1991 from Inland Manufacturing-General Motors of Vandalia after 30 years of employment and was a member of the Inland Retirement Club.

Carl was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Air Force from January 3, 1951 until December 15, 1953. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post 140, the 40 & 8 Club of the Legion, Greenville V.F.W. and a very active member of the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. He was also an avid sports fan with particular interest in the Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State University Football. In his spare time Carl maintained an impeccable garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Fred, Floyd and Ralph Wetzel.

Carl is survived by his wife Anna (Grishaber) Wetzel of Arcanum. They were married in 1955. Also daughters and son in law Drema Wetzel of New Paris and Rose Mary (Curt) Lambert of Arcanum; grandchildren Ashley (Najib) Lambert-Sayed and Cameron (Tiffany) Lambert; brothers Duane Wetzel of Arcanum, Don Wetzel of Mississippi, Gene (Joyce) Wetzel and Jim (Kay) Wetzel all of Arcanum; sister Marilyn (Mike) Keller of Greenville; sisters in law Rose Grishaber and Betty (Ed) Booth; brother in law Bob Grishaber an well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM Monday September 26, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father Ken Baker officiating. The will be Full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

Carl’s family would like to offer a very Special Thank-you for all the exceptional care received from Dr. John Haluschak and Dr. Shannon Kauffman, his Physicians Assistance Brendan Boyer and Dr. Rick Bowlin.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Thelma S. Ross (September 21, 2016)

Thelma S. Ross, age 98, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 11:45 P.M. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at Oakley House in Greenville. Thelma was born March 29, 1918, in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Otis C. & Pluma (Martin) Smith.

Thelma is survived by her daughters & son-in-law, Lura Ross of Greenville and Roberta & Charles McIntyre of Fruita, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Patrice Ross of Columbus; grandchildren, Elyse Mancy, Julie Mancy, Greg Mancy, Charles & Ying Pei McIntyre III, Rebecca Ross and Tom Ross; and great-grandchildren, P.J. Mancy, Charles Fiterman, Aleah McIntyre, Charles Stafford McIntyre V, Ralph Waldo McIntyre Jr. and Jack Liu McIntyre.

Thelma was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Ross on February 16, 2007 whom she married December 27, 1941; son, Stanley J. Ross; grandson, Eric McIntyre; and sister, Ruth Floyd.

Thelma graduated from Ohio University in Athens and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Thelma taught business for 30 years, having taught at Palestine, Westmont and Greenville Schools. She was a former member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and was very active in ALANON.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery in Palestine. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Village Rescue. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Paul E. Bailey (September 22, 2016)

Paul E. Bailey, 84, of Greenville, OH, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at his residence.

He was born July 12, 1932 in Dayton, OH, a son of the late Gene and Mary (Kreitzer) Bailey. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne J. (Griffin) Bailey whom passed October 11, 2015; and a grandchild.

Paul was a Korean War veteran, serving his country in the United States Navy. He had retired from Corning, where he had worked for over 35 years as a press operator. He was a member of EUM Church in Greenville, America Legion, and Corning Retirees Club.

He is survived by his children, Kevin Bailey, Kimberly (Dale) Francis, Debra Barnhardt, Darrel (Wenndi) Bailey all of Greenville, and Douglas (Brenda) Bailey Ogden, UT; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and brother, Glen (Barbara) Bailey of Huber Heights.

Celebration of Life will be held at 10 AM, Monday, September 26, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Gardens in Covington, OH.

The family will receive family and friends at the funeral home, Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4 to 6 PM.

The family request that memorials be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, OH 45331.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Travis Andrew Hampshire (September 17, 2016)

Travis Andrew Hampshire, 31 of Bradford, Ohio passed away on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 1:35 PM at the home of his beloved sister. He was born April 13, 1985 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Diane & Chris Cundiff of Bradford and the late Timmy Hampshire. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a factory worker and a cook.

He graduated from Franklin Monroe High School in 2003 where he played baseball, ran cross country and track; he was in 4 H; and showed horses; he attended F.O.A. Meetings.

He is preceded in death by his father; grandfathers: Lloyd Hampshire, & Gene Thompson; Uncle Terry Thompson.

He is survived by his mother and step father; his siblings & spouses: Heather & Jason Lawson of Laura, Brandon & Lila Hampshire of Japan, Tiffany & Phillip Pollic of Union City; grandmothers: Betty Thompson of Bradford, Norma Hampshire of Union City; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, & cousins; special friend: Trema Boling.

Services will be held on Thursday September 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Oakland Church of the Brethren 8058 Horatio Harris Creek road, Bradford, Ohio with Pastor John Sgro officiating. Burial will follow in Newcomer Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery County Families of Addicts or to the family to help offset funeral expenses.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Virginia May Stigleman (September 17, 2016)

Virginia May Stigleman, 91 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 6:59 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community. She was born May 9, 1925 in Portage County, Ohio the daughter of the late Harry & Chloe (Halliday) McClintock.

She is preceded in death by her parents; step son: James Stigleman; brothers: Edmund, Harold, Edger, & Jessie McClintock; sisters: Grace Bissell, & June Case; sister in law: Rosemary Stigleman.

She is survived by her husband: Robert Stigleman of Greenville; children & spouses: Linda & Charlie Roe of Fulton, MO., Joseph & Janet Worz of Ansonia, Daniel Worz of Greenville, Dr. John Kevin & Jeannie Worz of St. Augustine, Florida; step children: Michael Stigleman of Richmond, Indiana, Beth O’Neal of Richmond, Indiana, Carolyn Scheiaen of Richmond, Indiana, Bob Stigleman of Florida; grandchildren: Jennifer (Aaron) Stoker, Anna (Carlo Barreto) Roe, Michelle (Duane) Deeds, Tori (Nathan) Nemecek, Ian Worz, Elijah Worz; 8 step grandchildren; great grandchildren: Katie & Abbie Deeds, Lily, Ava, Emma, & Nora Nemecek; sister in law: Wilma (Robert) Mullen.

Services will be held on Saturday October 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will be at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens at a later date. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community or State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

LeVert, Margaret Marchal (Peg) (August 19, 2016)

LeVert, Margaret Marchal (Peg) died peacefully at her home in Punta Gorda, Florida on Friday August 19, 2016. She was born in Steubenville July 6, 1944 to Herman and Rachael (Regnier) Marchal who predeceased her. The family soon moved to Greenville, Ohio. After graduation from Ohio Northern University, Peg practiced as a Registered Pharmacist in the Dayton area for many years. On April 14, 1973 Peg married the love of her life, Ronald D. LeVert. They shared 36 wonderful years until Ron died in October, 2009.

Peg is survived by her brother William of Pawleys Island SC, nieces, Rachel Mouser, Sarah Marchal Murray and Mary Marchal; nephews, Joseph and Christopher Marchal; her special girls, Peggy Kirsop, Becca Lawless and Lynn Koon; and grandchildren, Megan, Matthew and Marilyn Kirsop, Nick and Scott Lawless and Emily Koon.

Peg was a gifted needleworker, sharing her talents and many creations with family and friends. She was an active, beloved member of the Dayton Chapter of The Embroiderer’s Guild of America; the Buckeye Chapter of The American Needlepoint Guild and the Queen City Sampler Guild.

A Memorial Mass will be offered Saturday, September 24 at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 West Third Street, Greenville with internment following at Greenville Union Cemetery, 200 West Street. Friends and family may gather at Peg’s home, 233 Stoneybrook Dr., Kettering, Ohio, to remember and celebrate her life Sunday, September 25, 4-8 pm. Those wishing to honor Peg may contribute to: The Herman J. Marchal Scholarship Fund, UD School of Law, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469 or Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropic Department, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Mr. Jody L. Shuff (September 9, 2016)

Mr. Jody L. Shuff, age 55, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 1:57 PM at his residence. He was born on May 14, 1961 in Darke County, Ohio, to Dick Shuff & Betty Lou (Lipps) Reyna.

He is survived by his daughters and son in law, Jamie Cook of Owensville, Ohio, Randi Painter of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Amanda & Josh Fiehrer of Loveland, Ohio, and Katie Shuff of Williamsburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Peyton, Garrett, Nevaeh, Collin, Rozalyn, Charlie, Raven, Alyce, Ryder, and George.; sisters and brothers in law, Becky & Kevin Young and Dana & Terry Allread; brother, Rory Shuff; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jody worked in the Heating and Cooling business as well as the Auction House in Greenville and the Darke County Fairgrounds.

There will be a memorial service held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Joel Edgar Bruss (September 11, 2016)

Joel Edgar Bruss, 65, of Greenville passed away at State of the Heart Care Center in the early morning hours of September 11, 2016 following a brief battle with cancer. The third child of the late Paul Edgar Bruss and Blanche Ellen Godown Bruss, he was born in Greenville on September 29, 1950. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1969 and enlisted in the Army on June 30, 1970. For much of his military service he was assigned to Ft. Huachuca in Arizona. Joel received an Honorable Discharge on June 29, 1973. Following the service he returned to Greenville and became a furnace operator for Corning. He was with Corning for over twenty-seven years and was one of the last employees out of the plant when it closed in 2000. Joel then went to work for Greenville City Schools and retired from the school district in September of 2012. In retirement he took pride in maintaining the house and yard, he enjoyed some travel, spent time with family and grandchildren, watched golf and Ohio State football and also helped to care for his wife’s parents. He was a member the VFW, the American Legion and St. John Lutheran Church where he served on the Property Team.

Joel is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Carol Rismiller Sellman Bruss; daughter Melissa Schnitzspahn and husband Kevin; son Kevin Paul Bruss and wife Jessyca; grandchildren: Jack and Nicholas Schnitzspahn, Ella Bruss, Paige and Ashley Carter; sister Wanda Bailey and husband Joe; nephews: Pat Foley (Kandy) and Paul Bailey; nieces: Becky Foley Forse (James), Heidi Bailey and Kate Foley Custer. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister, Etta Mae Foley, brother-in-law Thomas Foley and niece Heather Bailey.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday September 24, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Brian McGee officiating. The Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct a Military Service at 3:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home. Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joel’s name may be made to State of the Heart Care or Darke County Cancer Association.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Joshua Lee Shelton (September 13, 2016)

Joshua Lee Shelton, 27 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday September 13, 2016 in Miami, Florida. He was born September 27, 1988 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Thomas Shelton of Anderson, Indiana and Terry Shelton of Greenville.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Ethel L. Price, Richard & Ava Dunne.

He is survived by his parents; grandmother: Laura Bunger of Arcanum; brothers & sisters in law: Eric & Erin Monticue of Marion, Ohio, Matt Monticue of Houston, Texas, Jeremy Shelton of Castine, Ohio, Christopher Shelton of Greenville; sister: Jessica Shelton of Greenville; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday September 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help offset funeral expenses.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, September 16, 2016

Jacob “Jake” Turner (September 14, 2016)

Jacob “Jake” Turner, 19 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 1:56 PM while living life to the fullest like he always loved to do. He was born April 10, 1997 in Kettering, Ohio the son of Lisa & Sylvain Shank of Greenville and the late James B. Turner III

He is preceded in death by his father; his grandfathers: Delbert Sams Jr., James B. Turner Jr., and Garlen Turner.

The most important people in his life are his FRIENDS; he is survived by mother and step father; his brother: James A. Turner; sisters: Lily Preston, Madison Preston, Daphnee Shank, & Sandrine Shank; grandmothers: Lois Sams, & Dorothy M. Turner; & many loving aunts, uncles, & cousins.

Services will be held on Thursday September 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Justin Weigand officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at the funeral home. He lived his life at 100% with a smile on his face and the beat in his soul.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Robert "Bob" Henderson (September 14, 2016)

Robert "Bob" Henderson, age 88, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Wayne Health Care in Greenville.

He was born Saturday, November 12, 1927 in Ansonia, OH, a son of the late Wilbur and Gertrude (Young) Henderson.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Edmund, Raymond and Harold Henderson.

Bob was a WWII veteran, serving his country in the United States Navy, stationed in Washington DC. He was long time member of the Ansonia United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Ansonia American Legion Post 353. Bob was an avid card player, fisherman and golfer. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife Betty Neitzelt, Henderson, of 67 years, whom he married August 27, 1949; 3 sons, R. Craig Henderson of Groveport, OH, Mike (Debbie) Henderson of Greenville, OH and Mark (Cindy) Henderson of Springboro, OH; 9 grandchildren, Janelle (Jorge Garcia) Henderson of Columbus, OH, Alyssa (Michael) Jameson of Commercial Point, OH, Stacia (Joshua) Thornton of Canal Winchester, OH, Ryan (Leah) Henderson of Brookville, OH, Scott (Jenna) Henderson of Batesville, IN, Joshua (Staci) Henderson of Cincinnati, OH, Jared (Amanda) Henderson of Cincinnati, OH, Kirsten (Brady) Selhorst of Springboro, OH and Andrew Henderson of Cincinnati, OH. Bob is also survived by 14 great grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law, Helen Neitzelt and Jan Henderson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Ansonia United Methodist Church with Pastor Ron Hoeksema officiating. Burial, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Ansonia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 457, Ansonia, OH 45303

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Jordon Allen Tedore (September 14, 2016)

Jordon Allen Tedore, 33 of Gettysburg, Ohio passed away on Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 7:05 AM at his residence. He was born January 14, 1983 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Gordon Tedore of Arcanum and the late Valerie Locke.

He was a member of Solid Rock Apostolic Church; attended Edison Community College and loved his wife and kids. He is preceded in death by his mother; grandparents: Ralph & Velma Locke, & Thomas & Margaret Tedore.

He is survived by his father; his wife: Kimberly (Ashton) Tedore; children: Lillian Tedore, & Link Tedore; step children: Aubree Ferryman, Parker Ferryman; sisters: Morgan Mitchell, Taylor Tedore, Trinity Tedore; brother: Cameron Mears.

Services will be held on Tuesday September 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Matthew O’Shell officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help offset funeral expenses.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Stanley M. “Red” Hofacker (September 14, 2016)

Stanley M. “Red” Hofacker, 87, of Greenville, passed away on September 14, 2016 at Heartland of Greenville. Red was born on September 2, 1929 in Preble County, Ohio to the late Dwight and Sadie (Clegg) Hofacker.
Red was a retired mechanic.

In addition to his parents, Red is preceded in death by a son, 2 daughters, a brother and 2 grandsons.

Red is survived by his wife, Nancy (Hoff) Hofacker, whom he married September 2, 1989, sons, Dan Hofacker of Eldorado, Rocky and Teresa Hofacker of Castine, and Keith Hofacker and Fiancé Waneta Sheppard of Richmond; daughters, Pam Studebaker of Arcanum, Connie and Chris Levering of West Manchester, and Barbara and Terry Swann of Florida; step son, Jim Chrisman of Piqua; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; brothers, Delbert and Mary Lou Hofacker of Gordon and Donald Hofacker of West Manchester; sisters, Mildred Fair and Lois Houschour both of Greenville and Doris Jean Curtis of Rossburg; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 1:00PM at the Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison, Oh with Pastor Jim Moorehouse officiating. Family and friends may visit from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Ithaca Cemetery. Family request memorial contributions be given to Braund Pope Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home, New Madison.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Daniel F. Kagey III (September 12, 2016)

Daniel F. Kagey III, age 52 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:47 PM Monday September 12, 2016 in Greenville. He was born May 31, 1964 in Greenville and the son of Daniel F. & Teresa (Martin) Kagey Jr.

Dan was a former 30 year employee of Lewisburg Container and a 1982 graduate of Greenville Senior High School. He was an avid golfer and a member of White Springs Golf Course and a member of the Greenville Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Daniel F. Kagey Sr., and maternal grandparents Gay W. Martin and Delpha Bolyard.

Survivors in addition to his parents are his children Emily (Brad) McIntyre of Englewood, Ohio and Derek F. (Laura) Kagey of Troy, Ohio; granddaughter Everleigh McIntyre, sister Kelli Kagey of Cincinnati, paternal grandmother Carol Kagey of Greenville and numerous aunts and uncles.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday September 21, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Garst Museum.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thelma Jean (Detrick) Miller (September 12, 2016)

Thelma Jean (Detrick) Miller, age 90, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 12:50 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on March 15, 1926 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late John & Clara (Miller) Detrick.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Wayne & Vana Miller of Blytheville, Arkansas; daughter, Kathy Miller of Crossville, Tennessee; grandson, Kevin (Heather) Miller; great granddaughter, Kaylee Ann Miller; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family, Kim & Rod Grim and family and Gladys Crawford, as well as the residence and staff at the Brethren Retirement Community.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Elton B. Miller; infant son, Gary Ray Miller; brothers, Ernest, Dale, Galen and Gerald Detrick; and sister, Beulah Snyder.

Thelma was a secretary in Brown Hall at Miami University for 20 years. She was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren and loved sewing, painting and making stuffed bears

There will be a service held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Ron Sherck officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 1-3 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Kenneth “Kenny” Eugene Anderson (September 11, 2016)

Kenneth “Kenny” Eugene Anderson, age 78 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:32 PM Sunday September 11, 2016 in the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Kenny was born February 18, 1938 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Chester and Irene (Hittle) Anderson.

He retired in 2000 from the Union City Body Company after 42 ½ years. Kenny was a Richard Petty - racing fan, enjoyed fishing, woodworking and in earlier years riding motorcycles, dirt bikes and participating in Miniature Tractor pulling.

Kenny is survived by his wife Phyllis Jean (Bear) Anderson of Greenville. They were married September 29, 1957. Also children Sherry (Joseph) Shafer of Greenville and Darren (Celita) Anderson of Wayne Lakes; grandchildren Justin Shafer and Jennifer Shafer; step grandchild Amanda (Lee) Patton and step great grandchildren Macyn Patton and Nolan Patton.

Private Graveside Memorial Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. There will be no visitation.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Darke County Humane Society.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Janey Christman (September 11, 2016)

Janey Christman of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11:00 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center. She was born in Union City, Indiana, to the late James & Maxine (Halley) Hatfield.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years John Christman of Greenville, Ohio; beloved son and daughter in law, John & Lisa Christman; grandson that was near and dear to her heart, Michael; sister and brother in law, Sue Ellen & Donald Reed of Parkers City, Indiana; brother and sister in law, Mike & Debbie Hatfield of Bradenton, Florida; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Connie Breedlove Howard of Muncie, Indiana, and adopted parents, Glenn & Gladys Kendall.

Janey was a Social Worker and Director of the Community Action Partnership for years. She was a graduate of Mississinawa Valley High School and was a member of the Eastern Star. Janey’s life was based around helping others and changing lives.

There will be a memorial service held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Knight Templar Eye Foundation, Children’s Shrine Hospital or Darke County Homeless Shelter. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Russell Keith Cleere (September 11, 2016)

Russell Keith Cleere, age 37 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:20 AM Sunday September 11, 2016 at his residence. He was born December 14, 1978 in Peru, Indiana and the son of George Robert and Amanda J. (Hall) Cleere of Greenville.

Russell was employed at Ft. Recovery Industries, a 1996 graduate of Greenville Senior High School, member of the Men’s Fraternity of Greenville and was recently involved in Revive Ohio 2 Step Bible Study Program.

Russell was preceded in death by an infant niece Kalis Maryann Cleere; grandmothers Maryann Clibbery and Frances Baire; grandfathers Ferdinand Steiger and George Herman Cleere as well as all his great grandparents.

Russell’s survivors in addition to his parents are his wife April R. (Brady) Cleere of Greenville. They were married February 29, 2012. Also son Kendall E. Cleere, daughter Katelynn Cleere and step daughter Sasha Hull all of Greenville; brother Jason Jerome (Mia) Cleere of Union City, Indiana; sisters Dawn Marie Cleere of Greenville and Candice Dee (Christopher) Schubbe of Alexandria, Virginia; 9 nieces and nephews; 3 great nieces and nephews; his Bull dog “Beezie” and numerous aunts, uncles and great aunts and uncles.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Friday September 16, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 W. Third Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father Ken Baker as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Prayers will be offered Thursday at 5:30 PM in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Greenville Youth Football Program.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Shane Arden Unger (September 10, 2016)

Shane Arden Unger, age 35, of Rossburg, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:10 PM at Mercer Health in Coldwater, Ohio. He was born on October 10, 1980 in Greenville, Ohio, to Mike & Jann (Mikesell) Unger of Versailles, Ohio.

He is survived by the love of his life, Michelle Heindl of Rossburg, Ohio; daughter, Lexi Unger and son, Owen Unger both living at home; maternal grandmother, Doris Mikesell of Greenville; paternal grandparents, Mary Lou & Chalmer Unger of Versailles; mother in law and father in law, Steve & Kim Heindl of Lewisburg, Ohio; brothers and sisters in law, Shawn & Marianne Unger of Sidney, Ohio, and Shad & Amanda Unger of Greenville; nieces and nephews, Chamberlain, Lauren, Boden and Parker; sister in law, Melissa (Oscar) Castillo of Georgia; brothers in law, Levi Heindl and Logan Heindl both of Lewisburg; aunts, Connie, Pam, Jean, Jane and Joanne and their spouses; as well as numerous cousins.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Russell Mikesell.

Shane worked at Voisard Tool in Russia, Ohio as a machinist. He loved dirt track racing where he traveled all through the Tri-State area. He enjoyed fishing but most of all spending time with his kids working on his race car.

There will be a service held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery, Webster, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 4-8 PM at the funeral home.

Shane had so many race fans so the family ask that visitors dress casual with their favorite race shirt on.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to a fund for Lexi and Owen. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

John Herbert Laub (September 11, 2016)

John Herbert Laub, age 79, of Greenville, Ohio, and formerly of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born on July 11, 1937 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late Herbert & Clairabel (Kimmel) Laub.

He is survived by his wife, Twila (Hyer) Oldham of Greenville; children and their spouses, Christine & Michael Gehron of Vandalia, Ohio, Jacqueline & Richard Voisard of Versailles, Ohio, Bruce & Linda Laub of Covington, Ohio, and Marlene Laub of Versailles, Ohio; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Larry & Denise Laub of Covington, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, James Laub.

John worked as a truck driver for Weaver Brothers in Versailles for 30 years as well as a dispatcher for Carl Subler Trucking. He was a member of the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of the Versailles Eagles, AM Vets Post 66, Greenville VFW, American Legion, Versailles Christian Church for over 50 years where he was baptized on April 2, 1955. He was a 1955 graduate of Versailles High School and was an avid collector of sports memorabilia and antique model trucks.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Nick Dimmick officiating. Burial will follow in the Newcomer Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio, where a Military Graveside service will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 3-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com